Panasonic has just lifted the veil on Multishape, a product that, as its name suggests, can do multiple things. With this single device, the Japanese promise that the user will be able to trim the beard or shave it completely, and, more original, brush their teeth.
To do this, Multishape uses the main unit, which contains the motor, battery (with charging port) and power button. A small clarification, the manufacturer will leave the choice between a Ni-MH battery (cheaper, but with a shorter life cycle and variable power depending on the remaining autonomy) or a Li-ion battery (a little more expensive, but more) for the buyer. durable and deliver the same power even after the advertised 90-minute battery life). It remains only to choose a head adapted to the needs of the moment, among the many possibilities. Indeed, at the time of release, Panasonic guarantees five handpieces.
Trimmers with small and large blades are designed for trimming the beard and shaving the body. Of course, several guides and combs will be provided to adjust the cutting height: 39 heights for a narrow mower, 58 for the widest, from 0.5 to 20 mm for the first and from 0.5 to 30 mm for the second, in 0.5 mm increments . .
For those who prefer smooth cheeks, the foil shaving head is not an option like the one found on the Philips Multigroom. It has three shaving zones, like some Panasonic single-use shavers, for maximum efficiency. Therefore, it can be used as a supplement to remove part of the hair and adjust the size of the beard, as well as the main remedy for restoring children’s skin before going to work.
The fourth nozzle is designed to remove unwanted hair from the nostrils and ears. Its dual blade system provides a frank and clean cut without pulling hair out, which would be very painful in those sensitive areas. A little tweak, the Vortex technology should allow cut hairs to be restored for quick head cleaning underwater.
Finally, Panasonic wants to make the Multishape a particularly versatile machine by adding a toothbrush. Like other models of the brand, it uses a sound technology similar to Philips BDE technology: the head vibrates at an extremely high frequency, among other things, for better removal of tartar. Note that the brush itself and the vibrating part are independent. Thus, after a few weeks of use, you can simply replace the brush, as is the case with the classic BDE. We don’t know anything about consumable compatibility yet, but it’s safe to say that standard Panasonic heads will fit Multishape perfectly.
Multishape should be available in June on Panasonic’s website and then in September at various retailers. The manufacturer plans to sell the main blocks on its own, without a mouthpiece. Then you will need to calculate 49 euros for the Ni-MH version (50 minutes of battery life) and 59 euros for the Li-ion version. Accessories will also be available separately so that everyone can buy what they need. Several packages will be offered with one or more heads, with or without a toothbrush.